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Richland County Foundation supports children’s summer activities

 The Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children.  A committee of Foundation Board of Trustee and community members awarded 20 grants totaling $39,416. The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children.  

The following grants were approved:

Blue Rose Mission, Property Maintenance-Skill Building                                       

Catalyst Life Services, Do It Deaf Camp Collaboration

City of Mansfield, Hooked on Fishing                                                                          

Culliver Reading Center, STEAM Field Trip & Activities                                                       

Friendly House Association, Friendly House Summer Fun program                                   

Harmony House Homeless Services, Educational & Recreational Activities

Hospice of NCO, Grief Camp                                       

Mankind Murals, Inc., Mansfield Schools Mural Project                                              

North Central Ohio Soap Box Derby, Derby Cars                                                                     

Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Summer Fun

City of Ontario,  Summer Rec Program                                                                   

Renaissance Performing Arts, Theater Camp                                                                                  

Salvation Army, Dewald Community Center STEAM                                         

Shelby Church of the Nazarene, K-City Day Camp                                                                        

Shelby Local Schools, Camp Invention

Shelby Local Schools, Shelby Safety Town

UMADAOP, Cooking Camp

Funded by grants from Field of Interest Funds

Independent Living Center, Day for Youth with Disabilities                                                   

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, Developmental Play with Therapists                             

Richland Newhope, Summer Campership                               

 

Board of Trustees approves over $1.3 M in grants to nonprofits

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $1,382,549 during its February meeting.

A grant was awarded from the unrestricted/community fund to the Richland Community Development Group for its Be Focal Buy Local, Bellville Beautification and Development and Mansfield Area Beautification Community Sectors.   

The Board of Trustees approved 28 grants from donor advised funds which allow individuals and families the opportunity to make grant suggestions to favorite charities. Donor Advised Funds are a flexible and convenient alternative to a private foundation. It is also a way to keep charitable contributions anonymous, at the preference of the donor.

The following organizations received grants from donor advised funds:

Alpha Equestrian Center

American Red Cross

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Booth Museum of Western Art

Catalyst Life Services

Domestic Violence Shelter

Falany Performing Arts Center – Reinhardt University

First Congregational Church

Funk Heritage Museum – Reinhardt University

Harmony House

Humane Society

Lucas Local Schools

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Christian School

Ohio Environmental Council

OhioHealth MedCentral

Old Growth Forest Network

Plymouth Area Historical Society

Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Habitat for Humanity

Richland Veteran Mentor Program

Shelby Helpline Ministries

St. Peter’s Parish and School

United Way of Richland County

Visiting Nurses Association

Warren Rupp Observatory

The board also approved grants from donor designated and agency funds. Agency Funds are established by charitable organizations and can be endowed or non-endowed. The agency benefits from the Foundation’s professional asset management, which allows the agency’s staff and board to focus on providing services to their constituents.

Designated Funds provide annual support to the charities selected by the donor. They offer the added benefit that if the organization(s) cease to exist; the Foundation has the responsibility to ensure that the donor's original intent is met in seeking new suitable organizations.  

32nd Degree Masonic Learning Centers for Children Inc.

AA/Mansfield Intergroup

American Guernsey Foundation

American Red Cross

Ashland University

Boy Scouts Heart of Ohio Council

Boy Scouts of America

Catalyst Life Services

Center for Individual and Family Services

Children’s Theatre Foundation

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

Community for Capable Youth

Discovery School

Domestic Violence Shelter

Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

First Christian Church, Mansfield

First Congregational Church, Mansfield

First Presbyterian Church

Friendly House

Gorman Nature Center

Habitat for Humanity of Richland County

Kingwood Center Gardens

Lucas Local Schools

Malabar Farm Foundation

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Cancer Foundation

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Mansfield Playhouse

Mansfield Richland County Public Library

Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation, Inc.

Methodist Theological Seminary

Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors

North Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association

North Central State College

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio Genealogical Society

OhioHealth Foundation

OhioHealth MedCentral

Ohio State College of Medicine

Ohio State University –Mansfield

Ontario Local Schools

Photo Arts Programs at OSU-M and NCSC

Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Renaissance Performing Arts

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Carrousel Park

Richland County Children’s Services

Richland County Children’s Services/The New Store

Richland County Historical Society

Richland County Museum

Richland Newhope Center

Richland Newhope Industries

Richland Pregnancy Services

Salvation Army

St. John’s Church

Third Street Family Health Services

Toy Time Inc.

Trapshooting Hall of Fame, Inc.

United Way of Richland County

University Club Foundation

Volunteers of America

Merris and Jean Welge Fund for the Ontario Police Department

Women’s Fund

Y Aware

Connections Fund awards over $20,000 in grants

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation announced its 2017 grants during its Winter Reception January 27 held at the foundation. The Connections Fund donors approved $20,000 in grants this year.

The following organizations and programs were funded by Connections.

Altrusa International Foundation of Mansfield, Tools for School

Culliver Reading Center, Boys Literacy Program

Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, Mansfield City School District program

Kingwood Center Gardens, Peacock Playhouse, The Kingwood Sensory Center

Lucas Community Center, After School Tutoring Program

Mansfield Area Y, Malabar School Safety Around Water Program

North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Youth Small Grants Program

Ohio State University at Mansfield, Science Saturdays

Ontario School District, Getting All Students Moving Project

Parent Aide, Family Action Nights

Mansfield-Richland Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Young Entrepreneurs Academy

Foundation President Brady Groves said, “The Connections Fund is a great way for younger donors to get involved in philanthropy and community leadership.”

Since 2005 the Connections Fund has awarded almost $89,000 to nonprofit organizations in Richland County. The mission of the Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation is to foster and retain leaders and professionals in Richland County and to promote a philanthropic identity and involvement in the community. 

Community Foundation approves $438,000 in grants

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved $438,330 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its December meeting.

Projects that received grants from unrestricted community funds and other funds impacting area residents include:

Braintree Business and Development Center received a 10% local matching grant to expand its ability to work with minority, women and disadvantaged entrepreneurs. 

Hospice of North Central Ohio received a grant to add equine therapy as a component to its Kidscene Bereavement Camp.  

Humane Society of Richland County received a grant to fund a part-time office manager.

Mansfield Art Center received a grant to fund a new learning resource center to supplement exhibits and educational programs.

Mansfield Memorial Homes received a grant to support its Meals on Wheels program.

Richland County Sheriff’s Department received a grant to help purchase a body scanner to stop the conveyance of contraband such as drugs and other illegal items into the county jail.

The Board of Trustees approved additional grants from donor advised to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

American Red Cross

Ashland University

Catalyst Life Services

Catholic Charities

Cousteau Society

Crawford County United Way

Culliver Reading Center

Domestic Violence Shelter

Discovery School

Galion Community Center YMCA

Galion Community Foundation

Gorman Nature Center

Harmony House

First Congregational Church

Friendly House

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Leadership Institute

Lucas Local Schools

Mansfield City Schools – Woodland Elementary

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Nature Conservancy

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

Ocean Conservancy

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio State University Foundation

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Richland Academy of the Arts

Renaissance Performing Arts

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary aka The New Store

Richland County Sheriff’s Department

Richland Newhope Industries

Salvation Army

Soldiers and Sailors Museum

December 21, 2016

Women’s Fund grants $22,000 to local nonprofits

The Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation conducted its annual luncheon November 9 and celebrated its 20th anniversary. The endowed fund exceeds $1 million and has granted over $307,000 in the community since its inception in 1996.

The Women’s Fund grants are awarded to agencies that provide programs to empower women and girls. Just over $22,000 in grants were awarded this year to the following agencies and programs:

A grant was awarded to Catalyst Life Services for a women’s group that serves underprivileged and under-served mentally ill women. Through a monthly program, the women will be presented with opportunities to engage in arts and cultural events.

The FIRST School received a grant for its program “Healing and Hope: a Meditation.” The program is for young girls ages 12 to 17 who currently live in a residential mental health facility in Mansfield. The program will consist of yoga sessions followed by a positive creative writing course with a self-esteem therapy group.

The Mansfield Area Y received funding for a Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course. It is designed to teach girls, ages 11 and older, the basics of caring for babies and children in a safe, nurturing and professional manner.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield received funding for a STEM Summer Camp for 40 girls. The camp will be held at the Mansfield Springmill Learning Center. It is designed to provide girls the opportunity to explore their interest in STEM-related fields and to learn from successful women who work in STEM-related careers, empowering them to consider a new world of career options.

Pioneer Career and Technology Center’s GRADS program received a grant for its Kids Fair. GRADS enables expectant and current parenting students to remain in school and graduate. It is a family and consumer science program that supports parenting education. The goal of the Kids Fair is to increase student knowledge in health and nutrition, connect students to community services, and provide an opportunity for grandparents to be involved in GRADS activities.

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center received a grant for scholarships for victims of human trafficking. Five women participating in the Mental Health Specialty Docket of the Mansfield Municipal Court who were victims of human sex trafficking and are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will be enrolled in a 10-week equine facilitated learning class.

The Richland Academy of the Arts received a grant to form a chorus for women ages 15 and older. This will be a multi-generational chorus accessible to Richland County residents regardless of financial limitations. It will offer an opportunity for emotional and social growth and mentoring through vocal rehearsals and performances.

A grant was awarded to Parent Aide to provide supportive responses to urgent situations. The funding will allow the staff at Parent Aide to help any mother who seeks their help.  Parent Aide connects mothers with parenting education and to services that make sense, whether it is mental health, substance abuse or domestic violence assistance.

November 9, 2016

Community Foundation approves $478,000 in grants

 The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved close to $478,000 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its October meeting.

 Projects that received grants and are impacting area residents include:

Catholic Charities to provide emergency assistance, adult advocacy and food pantry services

Mansfield Area Y for a chronic disease program

North Central State College for tuition assistance for Richland County students enrolled in tech programs

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center for equine-based therapy scholarships

Richland Early American Center for History to erect a log cabin

The Board of Trustees approved nine additional grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

Discovery School

Mansfield City Schools

North Central State College

Ohio State University – Mansfield

Richland Community Development Group

United Way

 Local teachers awarded over $55,000 in grants

The Richland County Foundation awarded $55,158.35 in Teacher Assistance Program grants for the upcoming school year to 55 local teachers for their creative and innovative supplemental programs not covered by school funding.

The grants are given to K-12 teachers in public or private Richland County schools to encourage them to develop new programs, projects, or events for their classrooms.  Grants were given to the following teachers and projects:   

Rebecca Clapp, Geography Books, Clear Fork Butler Elementary 

Jennifer Blackledge, Augmented Reality Application, Crestview High School

Dwight Souder, RC Flight STEM Curriculum, Crestview High School

Melanie Stilson, Spanish Silent Reading Program, Crestview High School

Chris Thompson, Ukulele Program, Crestview Middle School

Cara Pelphrey, Guided Reading Block, Lexington Central Elementary

Michelle Rastetter, Multisensory Program, Lexington Central Elementary

Amy Richwine, STEM Project, Lexington Central Elementary

Pamela Conover, Sustainability Program, Lexington High School

Shelly Knapp, Classroom Reading Area, Lexington Western Elementary 

Stacey Wampler, COSI Generation Rx Lab, Madison High School

Christine Elder, Forensic & Biological Studies, Madison Middle School 

Elleena Cameron, Publish Student Writers, Mansfield Middle School

Joseph Shimek, Why Try Program, Mansfield Middle School

Linda White, Evolution of Gaming Course, Mansfield Senior High

Paul Hawkins, Transitional Reading Materials, Mansfield Senior High

Jonny Sullivan-Price, Beginning Dramatic Arts Props, Mansfield Senior High

Lisa Foley, STEAM Program, Mansfield Malabar Intermediate

Kathryn Toney, Historical Injustice Studies, Mansfield Malabar Intermediate  

Gena Boyd, Phonics First System, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Wendy Doup, Mentor Texts, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Whitney Glorioso, Math Education Materials, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Sherry Vaught, Read Naturally Software, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary  

Margaret Voedisch, Stationary Pedals, Mansfield John Sherman Elementary 

Nancy Niedermier, STEM Program Books, Mansfield Springmill Elementary 

Frankie Munday, LEGO Education Story Starter, Mansfield Woodland Elementary 

Chris Queen, Hands-On Science Materials, Mansfield Woodland Elementary 

Tonya Winningham, LEGO Education Story Starter, Ontario Stingel Elementary 

Heather Fighter, Economy Classroom, Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Kendra Roberts, Readiness Course, Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Deb Rumery, Camp Nuhop, Plymouth-Shiloh Middle School 

Melissa Smart, Learning Palette Materials, Plymouth-Shiloh Elementary 

Tom Lewis, Broadcast News Program, Plymouth-Shiloh High School 

Amanda Green, Literacy Program, Shelby Auburn Elementary 

Nichole Studd, Yoga Reading & Writing Course, Shelby Auburn Elementary 

Linda Durkin, Watercolor Painting Course, Shelby Dowds Elementary

Anne Finn, Literacy & Math Packets, Shelby Dowds Elementary 

Jami Gilger, Kore Wobble Chairs, Shelby Dowds Elementary

Brian Nabors, FINALE Music Software, Shelby High School 

Jill Silva, Environmental Study Materials, Discovery School

Jared Sowash, Math Games, Foundation Academy of Mansfield

Elizabeth Buford, Instruments, Foundation Academy of Mansfield

Cindy Reynolds, Kinder Kids Reading Bags & Book, Mansfield Christian Elementary

Lisa Hughes, Environmental Studies Materials, Mansfield Christian Elementary

Wesley Courser, Online Student Newspaper, Mansfield Christian High School

Tara Gilliam, K’NEX STEM Program, Richland School of Academic Arts

Daniel Jones, HTC Vive Virtual Reality, Richland School of Academic Arts

Grace Larson, Complete English Web Suite, Richland School of Academic Arts

Katelyn Mould, Graphic Novels, Richland School of Academic Arts

Chelsey Talisse, Orff Instrument Program, Richland School of Academic Arts

Angela Vega, Hot Wheels Program, Richland School of Academic Arts

Laura Stine, Dissection Connection, Sacred Heart Catholic School

Donna Strout, Mohican Outdoor School, Shelby St. Mary’s Middle School

Sarah Rizzo, LEGO Education Story Starter, St. Peter’s Elementary

Sandra Rissler, Math Education Materials, Temple Christian

Mural completed on bike trail

Mansfield Murals volunteers have completed a mural on the Richland B&O Bike Trail. The original painting was done by Mark Calloway and is entitled "6:07 A.M." A You Tube video shows the mural progression.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4OvLgW-fVM&feature=em-subs_digest

Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved over $506,000 in grants to area nonprofit agencies during its June meeting.

 Projects of special note impacting area residents include:

Braintree Business Development Center to facilitate the Richland Entrepreneurial Alliance

Dayspring Assisted Living and Care Facility to upgrade to its entrance awning

Flying Horse Farms to send Richland County children with serious illness to summer camp

Mansfield Memorial Homes for its Homemaker/Home Health Services and Rotary Adult Daycare

Neos Dance Theatre for a 1940s Nutcracker production

OhioHealth Pediatric Therapy to buy bicycles for children with impairments

Ohio Special Response Team to purchase a commercial drone for search and rescue missions

Richland Community Development Group (RCDG) for marketing materials to promote the 179th Air National Guard

RCDG for Richland Young Professionals to fund a mentorship program

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio to house Richland County families

Salvation Army to fund rental assistance program

The Board of Trustees approved 35 additional grants from donor advised, field of interest, donor-designated and agency funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

Grants approved during April board meeting

Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling nearly $428,000 during its April board meeting.

One field of interest grant was approved for OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital to provide home monitoring equipment to detect early deterioration of congestive heart failure patients and enable timely intervention by clinicians.The Board of Trustees also approved grants from donor advised funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

Catalyst Life Services

Catholic Charities

City of Mansfield

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

Domestic Violence Shelter

Friendly House

Flat Rock Care Center

Funk Heritage Center

Georgia Museums

Gorman Nature Center

Harmony House

Hospice of North Central Ohio

Kingwood Center

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Mansfield Area Y

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Aviation Club

Mansfield Fun Center Chordsmen

Mid Ohio Opera

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio State University - Mansfield

Parent Aide Program

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Reinhardt University

Renaissance Performing Arts

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland County Foundation

Richland Newhope

Richland Pregnancy Services

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland

Salvation Army Dewald Center

Shadowcliff Lodge

Shelby Foundation

Starfish Project of Richland County

Women’s Fund of the Richland County Foundation

Summertime Kids grants awarded

The Foundation is supporting summertime programs focused on children.  A committee that included Foundation Board of Trustee and community members awarded $30,414.29 in grants.  The grants of up to $2,500 were given to support creative, educational and fun-filled activities for hundreds of Richland County children. The following grants were approved:

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of North Central Ohio, Summer Picnic Celebration
Catalyst Life Service/Center for the Deaf, Do it Deaf

City of Mansfield, Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs

Community Action for Capable Youth (CACY), CACY’s Dream Girls Conference

First English Lutheran Church, FELCDS Summer Camp

Friendly House Association, Summer Fun Program

Harmony House Homeless Services, Kids Vacation

Independent Living Center of North Central Ohio, Summertime Kids Bowling League

Mansfield YMCA, Thingamajig

Mohican School in the Out-of-Doors, Connecting with Nature

Ohio Bird Sanctuary, Friendly House Nature Camp

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Abilities Rising Camp

Richland Carrousel Park, Summertime Science

Richland Newhope, Summer Campership Program

Salvation Army Dewald Center, Summer Zone 2016: Build It

Shelby Church of the Nazarene/K-City, Dive in Deep and Make a Splash

Shelby Local Schools, Safety Town

Grants approved during February board meeting

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling

$1,767,696 during its February meeting.

Eight grants totaling $279,475 from unrestricted funds were approved for the following programs:

 City of Mansfield, Music in the Parks

Community Action for Capable Youth, Richland County Private Partnership Prevention Program

Domestic Violence Shelter, annex building

Mankind Murals, mural on the Richland B&O Bike Trail

Mansfield Art Center, Lego Art of the Brick Exhibit

Mid-Ohio Opera, master class concert

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center, restoration project

Renaissance Performing Arts, Integrated Theatre Company

The Board of Trustees also approved grants from donor advised, field of interest, donor designated and agency funds to meet emerging needs to the following organizations:

 32nd Degree Masonic Learning Centers for Children Inc.

AA Mansfield Area Intergroup

American Cancer Society

American Guernsey Foundation

American Red Cross

Ashland University

Boy Scouts of America

Catholic Charities

Center for Individual and Family Services

Children’s Theatre Foundation

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

Cousteau Society

Crawford County United Way

Culliver Reading Center

Discovery School

Domestic Violence Shelter

Downtown Mansfield, Inc.

First Christian Church, Mansfield

First Congregational Church, Mansfield

First Presbyterian Church, Mansfield

First Presbyterian Church USA

Friendly House Association

Friends of the 179th Family Readiness & Support Group

Galion Community Foundation

Galion Community Center YMCA

Georgia Museums, Inc.

Gorman Nature Center

Habitat for Humanity Richland County

Harmony House

Hospice of North Central Ohio

Kingwood Center

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Lucas Local Schools

Malabar Farm Foundation

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Area YMCA

Mansfield Cancer Foundation

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield City Schools – Malabar Intermediate School

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Mansfield Memorial Museum

Mansfield Playhouse

Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation

Mansfield Richland County Public Library

Mansfield Symphony Society

Mansfield Youth Symphony Orchestra

Mary McCleod Bethune Intervention & Enrichment Center

Methodist Theological Seminary

Mohican School in the Out-Of-Doors

Nature Conservancy

New Beginnings of Rehab Center of North Central Ohio

North Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

North Central State College

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

Ohio Bird Sanctuary

Ohio Genealogical Society

OhioHealth

OhioHealth Foundation

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Ohio State University Foundation

Ohio State University – Mansfield

Ontario Public Schools

Parent Aide

Photo Arts Programs – OSU-M and NCSC

Pioneer Career & Technology Center

Plymouth Shiloh Food Pantry

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Rehab Services of North Central Ohio

Renaissance Theatre

Richard David Gardner Fund

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Carrousel Park

Richland Community Development Group

Richland County Children’s Auxiliary (The New Store)

Richland County Historical Society

Richland County Museum

Richland Newhope

Richland Newhope Industries

Richland Pregnancy Services

Salvation Army

Salvation Army – Dewald Center

Shelby Senior Center

St. John’s Church

St. Peter’s

Third Street Family Health Services

Toy Time Inc.

Trapshooting Hall of Fame Inc.

United Way of Richland County

University Club Foundation

Volunteers of America

Women’s Fund

Grants approved during December board meeting

The Richland County Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling close to $338,000 during its December meeting. The grants were awarded from various funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County.

 The nonprofit organizations that received funding include:

American Cancer Society

Catholic Charities

Cousteau Society

Crawford County United Way

Culliver Reading Center

Discovery School

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

Friends of the 179th Family Readiness and Support Group

Friendly House

Galion Community Center - YMCA

Galion Community Foundation

Georgia Museums, Inc. – Booth Western Art Museum

Gorman Nature Center

Harmony House

Little Buckeye Children’s Museum

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Cancer Foundation – Pat Kracker Fund

Mansfield City Schools – Malabar Intermediate School

Mansfield Memorial Museum

Mansfield YMCA

Mary McCleod Bethune Intervention and Enrichment Center

Nature Conservancy

North End Community Improvement Collaborative

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

North Central State College Foundation

Ohio Heartland Community Action Center

Ohio State University Foundation

Parent Aide

Plymouth-Shiloh Food Pantry

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Academy

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Carrousel

Richland Community Development Group

Salvation Army

Shelby Senior Center

St. Peter’s

The Adaptive Adventure Sport Coalition - TAASC

United Way of Richland County

Board approves over $400,000 in grants

The Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling over $417,000 during its October meeting. The grants were awarded from various funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County.

 The nonprofit organizations that received funding include:

Catalyst Life Services – Rehab Center

Catholic Charities

City of Mansfield, North Lake Park

City of Mansfield, Police Department

Friendly House

Lucas Community Center

Lucas Local Schools

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation scholarships

Neos Dance Theatre

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Renaissance Performing Arts Association     

Richland Academy of the Arts

Richland Carrousel Park, Inc.

Salvation Army

Health care and parenting projects receive funding

The Foundation Board of Trustees approved grants totaling $349,447 during its June meeting. The grants were awarded from various funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County.

The following grants were made from unrestricted funds; Catalyst Life Services – The Center received a grant for a Collaborative Parenting Education program, Foundation Center for general operating, Mansfield YMCA for an Open Doors program, Neos Dance Theatre for Ballet in the Brickyard and Third Street Family Health Services to renovate an office building in Shelby to provide medical, dental and behavioral health care services.

Two grants were made from the Individual Assistance Funds to Mansfield Memorial Homes for Homemaker/Home Health and Rotary Adult Daycare.

The Board of Trustees also approved grants from donor advised funds to the following nonprofit organizations:

Avita Health Foundation

Booth Western Art Museum

Boy Scouts of America Heart of Ohio Council

Crawford County Economic Development

Dayspring

Delaware Community Foundation

Downtown Mansfield Inc.

First Congregational Church

Friendly House

Fun Center Chordsmen

Funk Heritage Museum

Galion Center YMCA

Harmony House

Junior Achievement of NCO

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield City Schools

Mansfield Playhouse

North Central State College Foundation

North Central Ohio Land Conservancy

Ohio Special Response Team

Ohio State University Mansfield Library

Planned Parenthood

Raemelton Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Renaissance Performing Arts

Salvation Army

Fairground improvements among projects approved

The Foundation Board of Trustees recently approved grants totaling more than $1,606,225 during its February meeting.

The board approved two grants from unrestricted funds for:

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio to hire a Community Outreach Coordinator for Richland County. The coordinator will play a role in preventing unwanted pregnancy to those most at risk and also focus on healthcare by encouraging women to get annual exams. A Community Outreach Coordinator can help women access a health center and register for benefits.

Richland County Agricultural Society for funds needed to help with drainage, soil erosion and overgrown plants in The Nature Park, located in the center of the Richland County Fairgrounds. The park is a quiet shaded area used by people during the Richland County Fair and other events held at the fairgrounds. The Richland County Agricultural Society, Richland County Volunteer Master Gardeners, Richland Soil and Water Conservation District and the Mansfield Men’s Garden Club have partnered to ensure care for the Nature Park.

The Board of Trustees also approved grants from donor advised, field of interest, donor designated and agency funds to meet emerging needs in Richland County to the following organizations:

American Guernsey Foundation

American Red Cross

Ashland University

Boy Scouts of America

Catalyst Life Services – Rehab Center for New Beginnings

Catalyst Life Services – Rehab Center

Catalyst Life Services – Center for Individual and Family Services

Children’s Theatre Foundation

Clear Fork Valley Foundation

Community Baptist Bible Church

Discovery School

Domestic Violence Shelter

First Christian Church

First Congregational Church

First Presbyterian Church

Friendly House Association

Gorman Nature Center

Habitat for Humanity Richland County

Kingwood Center

Lucas Schools

Malabar Farm Foundation

Mansfield Art Center

Mansfield Cancer Foundation

Mansfield, City

Mansfield Memorial Homes

Mansfield Playhouse

Mansfield Richland Public Library

Mansfield Rotary Club Foundation

Mansfield Symphony Society

Mansfield YMCA

Masonic Learning Center for Children

MedCentral Health System Foundation

MedCentral Mansfield Hospital

Methodist Theological Seminary

Mohican School in the Out-Of-Doors

New Beginnings of Rehab North Central Ohio

North Central Ohio Alzheimer’s Association

North Central State College

North Central State College Foundation

North End Community Improvement Collborative

Ohio Genealogical Society

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Ohio State University – Mansfield

Ontario Public Schools

Pioneer Career and Technology Center

Rehab Services of North Central Ohio

Renaissance Performing Arts Association

Renaissance Theatre

Richland Academy

Richland Carrousel Park

Richland County Children’s Services

Richland County Historical Society

Richland County Museum

Richland Newhope

Richland Newhope Center

Richland Newhope Industries

Richland Pregnancy Services

Salvation Army

St. John’s Church

Third Street Family Health Services

Toy Time Inc.

Trapshooting Hall of Fame

United Way of Richland County

University Club Foundation

Volunteers of America

Connections Fund awards annual grants

The Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation announced its 2015 grant recipients during its Winter Gala January 30 at Ed Picken’s Reed Room. Three grants totaling more than $5,100 focusing on parenting were awarded to the following organizations:

Culliver Reading Center for the “Together We Can” program. It is designed to build positive relationships within the family. A goal of the program is to have parents and guardians more involved in their child's learning and to connect them to resources and special services as needed. 

First English Lutheran Church for the “Standing Together Every Parent Succeeds” program. It will assist families with various topics such as parenting, relationships, budgeting, shopping, cooking and family game night.

Richland County Youth and Family Council for “Boot Camp for New Dads.” The program is a unique community-based workshop to inspire and equip fathers to engage with their infant, support their mate and find their way as a new parent. 

Since 2005 The Connections Fund has awarded over $63,200 through 53 grants.

The mission of the Connections Fund of the Richland County Foundation is to foster and retain leaders and professionals in Richland County and to promote a philanthropic identity and involvement in the community.

 

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